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Bret Michaels -- From Deathbed to 'American Idol' Judge? (Talks on to replace Simon Cowell)
TMZ ^ | 05/30/2010

Posted on 05/30/2010 8:15:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Bret Michaels returned to the stage last night in Biloxi, MS where Bret dropped a huge piece of info on the crowd -- he might be taking Simon Cowell's seat on "American Idol."

Right before Bret played the classic "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," he told the crowd, "I can't say this is true yet, cause I don't know. Next year they asked me to possibly be the judge on 'American Idol.'" Very vague, but still ...

As for the rest of the show, one audience member told us, "I figured he'd be wobbly and sitting on a stool. But he was energetic, running around the stage with his guitar. It was like when I saw Poison years ago. It was a awesome show."

UPDATE: A source close to Bret tells TMZ Bret is "in the running to replace Simon" but that nothing is close to being done yet. A rep for FOX says they are not commenting on any speculation regarding Simon's replacement. Stay tuned ...commenting on any speculation regarding Simon's replacement. Stay tuned ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americanidol; bretmichaels; judge; simoncowell

1 posted on 05/30/2010 8:15:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Makes sense since he is such a talented guy. /s


2 posted on 05/30/2010 8:21:33 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Never heard of him.


3 posted on 05/30/2010 8:25:30 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow. This guy literally had vultures circling over him and hyenas nipping at his carcass.


4 posted on 05/30/2010 8:30:54 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: SeekAndFind
Bret has earned my respect.
He's a highly talented and creative guy and would be a great replacement for Simon.
5 posted on 05/30/2010 8:46:04 AM PDT by Riodacat (Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Michael.SF.

The only reason I’ve heard of him is because I happened to flip over to Trump’s Apprentice one night. He’s some old rocker who won Apprentice and recently had a brain hemorrhage. If he’s that ill, I wouldn’t want to invest untold dollars in him.


6 posted on 05/30/2010 8:49:57 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: bgill
Basic problem type 1 diabetes. In and out of hospital. Multiple injections per day. IMO he's too nice and wishy washy to replace Simon.

They need some one with bite. Piers is good but he has a British show and America's Got Talent. Need someone not afraid to tell the bad singers they're bad.

7 posted on 05/30/2010 8:55:10 AM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: Riodacat

I have heard nothing but good things about him. He is a real nice guy and does not have that “I am a star, therefore I am great” attitude.

I hope he is cleared by his doctors for this. IMO he needs to take it easy for awhile.....still, I wish him the best.....


8 posted on 05/30/2010 8:58:15 AM PDT by Kimmers (Waterboarding saves lives)
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To: whence911

Bret gained a lot of fans from his stint on Celebrity Apprentice. He is very hyper, all over the place, probably has ADD but it works for him. His working style seemed unfocused at first and annoyed the other contestants until they realized that this is how Bret creates and that he is very hard working and results orientated.

The only thing I can see that might be a negative is that I can’t see him sitting still long enough to get through the show! Look at him now, all over the place just after major medical problems. However, I don’t think any of his illnesses had anything to do with him being busy and for Bret the best medicine appears to be getting back to work.

I just want him to go home for a few weeks and REST. Once he’s healthy, I’d LOVE to see him as a mentor for a rock night or even as a guest judge during auditions. But I’m fearful he’s pushing himself too hard and he’s going to drop dead on us.


9 posted on 05/30/2010 9:14:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: silent_jonny; Lil'freeper

Ugh


10 posted on 05/30/2010 9:21:47 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: whence911

“IMO he’s too nice and wishy washy to replace Simon.”

Gotta agree with you there.

Nevertheless it was thrilling to see him on the Idol season finale.

I really had never heard of him before Celeb Apprentice, then I heard he was at death’s door, then he won Apprentice.

Guy takes a licking and keeps on ticking and he does seem like a very nice guy.

My dad suffered with Type I diabetes and so I admire Brett and can relate to his struggles.


11 posted on 05/30/2010 9:27:07 AM PDT by jocon307 (It's the spending, stupid.)
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To: bgill
He’s some old rocker who won Apprentice and recently had a brain hemorrhage. If he’s that ill, I wouldn’t want to invest untold dollars in him.

He has also has a hole in his heart and will have to undergo heart surgery within the next several months.

12 posted on 05/30/2010 9:34:48 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: lonevoice

You will love to read this news!


13 posted on 05/30/2010 9:38:10 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: SeekAndFind

He was a judge for a couple of seasons of “Nashville Star,” (the country & western version of Idol). He was fairly tough on the contestants there.


14 posted on 05/30/2010 9:39:01 AM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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To: SeekAndFind

My money is on Madonna to replace Simon. Think about it: she is a has-been attention whore and what else can she do? Nothing.


15 posted on 05/30/2010 9:44:56 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did Bill Clinton have “a conversation” with him possibly to offer him a job. I didn’t know Rahm was a big fan.


16 posted on 05/30/2010 10:06:31 AM PDT by Overwatcher
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To: SeekAndFind

human beings can be so tacky and bitter...even on a conservative forum

written word often translates much colder than spoken

kids texting rather than speaking to one another never boded well to me


17 posted on 05/30/2010 10:08:56 AM PDT by wardaddy (No mosque at ground zero....are these NYers totally nuts?...what would wake them up?)
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To: SeekAndFind
When Idol brought in the fourth judge last year, I began to tune out. When they added Ellen this year, I hardly watched. For what it's worth, I think Simon IS the show. He's smart, savvy and quite honest in his critiques. I've always said, "When Simon leaves the show, I'm done watching." I won't be watching next season.
18 posted on 05/30/2010 10:31:27 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: jocon307

I like the guy, but they need a biting judge to take Simon’s place.


19 posted on 05/30/2010 11:42:26 AM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I like the guy. He did great on CA, but he's no group guy. He can take the task and get it done. Nice guy.

He could coach the singers on Idol one week or be a guest judge during auditions.

20 posted on 05/30/2010 11:44:02 AM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Four is too many judges. By the time the forth one says something, it is a repeat of the first three.

They need more music and less talk and NO EMO BOYS.


21 posted on 05/30/2010 11:55:37 AM PDT by donna (The Feminist ideal comes to fruition in the Republican Party. Betty Friedan laughs.)
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To: big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper

They could do a LOT worse.


22 posted on 05/30/2010 11:56:20 AM PDT by silent_jonny ("the multitude warned them that they should be quiet; but they cried out all the more" - Matt. 20:31)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fabulous idea - I hope it’s true.


23 posted on 05/30/2010 6:48:51 PM PDT by peggybac
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